Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Posts Tagged: Liberal Democrats
Of course taxes will be lower than under Corbyn. The question is whether they’ll be higher than they are now (already high).
Gimson’s election diary: Eastbourne – the referendum result suggests the Tories will hold on. But it’s not nearly that simple.
In this, the tightest blue-yellow, many more people mentioned, with approbation, the Liberal Democrat candidate than referred to the EU.
Graeme Archer: Farron proclaimed his Christian beliefs. So he can’t complain if he’s quizzed about them.
He doesn’t think homosexuality is normal, and so the canary, down in the LibDem coal-mine, starts singing its querulous warning. It’s a canary he’s trying to strangle.
We open a ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region
The more likely Tory voters see headline figures like these, the less likely they are to turn out to vote.
These are the threats that keep Labour MPs up at night.
They could even tie with Labour. If they build in their 2015 success (and learn from their 2016 disappointment) more seats are definitely within reach.
His great achievement two years ago was to sever the head off the Liberal Democrat snake – and most of the body too. Now he must defang it again.
Peter Duncan: The Prime Minister’s gamble in Scotland – and why pressure for another independence vote may become unstoppable
Any result which sees the election of more than 45 nationalists will raise some awkward questions for May as she forms her new government.
WATCH: Farron – “The Liberal Democrats are always prepared. We have candidates selected right across the country.”
“This is the opportunity for the British people to have a decent, strong opposition – something that they currently do not have.”
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
Rob Semple: The first multi-constituency Association. A central membership trial. My spring forum progress report.
Party members are united in their expectation that every Conservative MP must back the boundary reform proposals when they come to Parliament.
The halcyon days of Charles Kennedy’s leadership offer a clear temptation to revert to the party’s old opportunist ways. Will their new, more governmental habits stick?